My Name Is Snickerdoodle

3.29.2017

Magic Caramel Pretzel Cookie Bars

These Magic Caramel Pretzel Cookie Bars are almost magical tasting and irresistible.  I took the classic recipe and tweaked it a bit with a few different ingredients.  I remember my mom making the classic version of this recipe when I was younger.  I loved how chewy and gooey they were.  Her recipe included butterscotch chips and semi sweet chocolate chips.
Here is a twist on the classic Magic Cookie Bars recipe.  These Magic Caramel Pretzel Cookie Bars are the perfect salty sweet treat!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

3.22.2017

Peach Lemon Mini Bunt Cakes (And A Gluten Free Version!)

Tracking Pixel I'm super happy to be partnering with Bob's Red Mill and writing this post on their behalf because it involves CAKE!  And not just cake, but Peach Lemon Mini Bunt Cakes!  Can we say hello spring?!  There is something about those flavors that just welcome in warmer weather, beautiful flowers blooming, Easter and Mother's Day.
 
Those holidays always call for a little something extra special for dessert so I'm here to tell you this is the perfect menu choice.  It's not overly sweet and has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. 

3.16.2017

Chocolate Orange Bread

Anyone else find there is a fine line between some dessert recipes and breakfast recipes.  Take cinnamon rolls for example.  They could be categorized as both and I don't mind it one bit!  And sometimes I find myself feeling a bit like a rebel if eat anything with chocolate in it for breakfast.  Just like this Chocolate Orange Bread!
This Chocolate Orange Bread recipe is absolutely delicious!!!  Perfect for brunch or dessert.  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

3.14.2017

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Hey friends!  How is it going?  I feel like I need to check in with you every now and then!  Life here is crazy, but good!  We've been so sick with the flu.  It's been bad enough that it's making it's round ANOTHER time.  Let's just say that I am not a fan!  And I'm not sure what's worse.  Being sick or having to clean up after sick kiddos.  Neither is ideal, but you push through it and move on, right?
Chicken Enchilada Dip is absolutely perfect for an appetizer or serve it as a meal!  So cheesy and yummy!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

3.13.2017

Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting

Something you may not know about me is years ago I used to make wedding cakes as a side business.  I didn't have children at the time and was working at an engineering firm.  It started off as a hobby, but then slowly the word got out and I was making about 3 wedding and groom cakes a month.  I constantly smelled of powdered sugar and my husband didn't mind that one bit!
After a few years it got to be too stressful and I began to phase it out of my life completely.  A few close friends that were getting married made requests and of course I created beautiful cakes for them.  It's something that I still love to do, but just for fun.
An easy and delicious recipe for Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting using fresh strawberries!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

3.09.2017

Garden Vegetable Chowder

A few weeks ago I woke up in the middle of the night and it was freezing in our house!  I was still in that foggy sleep mode that I knew it was cold, but not really in functioning mode.  Quickly, I wrapped up in a blanket and went to check on my boys to make sure they were covered up.  After re-tucking them in I crashed in my own bed again, totally forgetting to check the thermostat.  
We woke up in the morning to discover our back door was wide open letting in all the cold air!   Still not sure how that happened, but I've found it hard to thaw out since then!  When I'm cold I totally crave some homemade soup that is filling and oh so delish!  This Garden Vegetable Chowder is perfect for those chilly nights and fits the comforting mold for sure. 
A delicious recipe for Garden Vegetable Chowder!  Find it over at mynameissnickerdoodle.com

3.08.2017

Chicken Cordon Bleu Waffle Sandwich

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I love it when I get to share some good news with my readers!  Raise your hands if you are an Eggo Waffle fan?  Did you know that Eggo waffles now have colors and flavors from natural resources?  You can check out the full product line at Walmart!
I'm also a excited that I get to share a fun new recipe that I created using Kellogg's Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original Waffles!  This Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich was made in under 10 minutes and is sure to be a completely satisfying lunch or dinner for your family! 

3.07.2017

A Sweet and Tangy Recipe for Citrus Pistachio Salad

Have you heard the phrase, "Life is a balancing act"?  I think they truly meant that when it came to eating!  I've also heard that a balanced diet is holding a cookie in each hand!  I tend to lean more that way and it's definitely not the ideal lifestyle.  In real life some days call for eating a crisp delicious salad and other days call for hiding in your pantry from your kids while you eat the last brownie.  Am I the only one? I'm trying to be better at incorporating more yummy salads in my life.  This Citrus Pistachio Salad meets your tastes buds needs with a little sweet, tangy and salty all in one!  And I won't be one to judge if you serve a chocolate chip cookie with it.  LOL!
This recipe for Citrus Pistachio Salad is super crispy, sweet and tangy!  The perfect combination!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com